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  • Title
    Oswald W.B. Brierly - H.M.S. Rattlesnake. Torres Straits, New Guinea, Louisiades &c., Apr. - Sep. 1848
  • Call number
    A 505
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : MAV/FM4/2486 (A 505)
  • Physical Description
    Textual Records - (manuscript) 1 volume - 0.03 Meters
  • Scope and Content
    [front of volume]
    13 Sep. 1848; H.M.S. Rattlesnake [at] Sherrards Island
    Diagrams for shewing [i.e. showing] sail ship under at any particular time, Apr. 1848
    Remarks on Rapiers System generally [with illustrated legend]
    29 Apr. - 14 Sep. 1848; Journal entries.
    Journey from Port Jackson to Torres Strait, passing Rockingham Bay, Frankland Isles, High Peak Island, Trinity Bay, Low Islands, Hope Islands, Three Islands, Cape Bedford, Lizard Island, and Night Island. Includes destinations visited, weather conditions, longitude and latitude, journey's progress and daily activities, objects found, native customs (drawings of ornaments, canoes, dwellings), and charts sunrise and sunset.
    [reverse of volume]
    Sketch of H.M.S. Rattlesnake leaving Night Island, Sep. 1848
    Recipe for treatment of burns
    Jul., Aug, and Sep. 1848; Rattlesnake at Night Island, Pipon Island, and Cape Melville; notes and sketches of the ship's rigging, tacking, and anchor
  • General note

    Volume contains material composed mainly in 1848 and contains numerous ink sketches of sailing ships, landscapes, seascapes, and people.
    The volume is reversible, as it has been used from the front and back.
    In Sep. 1936, the journal was bound into new covers.
    D.S. Mitchell bookplate inside front cover.
    "D.S. Mitchell" signature on reverse of p.i.
    Digital order no:a128207
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Titled from inscription on label of original cover
    Most drawings are titled and dated
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  • Exhibited in

    Upon a painted ocean. Sir Oswald Brierly - State Library of New South Wales (18 October, 2004 - 6 February, 2005)
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